I have an 8g biocube with about 12lbs live rock, and 1in sand. I have some zoos, a button polyp frag, and a purple mushroom. I have an ocellaris clownfish. Everything is coming out, glowing and looking healthy... I really should have more rock (planning on it next LFS
trip) plus an LED
strip. Anyways, my water is just about perfect, excepptt for my nitrates..theyre sky high. The filter is made of bioballs and I was wondering if I should even have them in my tank. (Yeah a little late huh?) I do 15% water changes every Saturday. I target feed everything every 2-3 days. What can I do to get my nitrates down?? Ive read everything from more water changes to DIY filter to removing my bioballs. Can anyone give me an idea of what I can do that maybe worked for them?
pH 8.0 (need some buffer on saturday)
nitrates 40ppm or higher
BTW can you tell im a newbie??